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Sunday, 9 October 2016

BRITTANY TRIP PART 3

 
We found a lovely campsite at Arradon on the Bay of Morbihan where the shore was only 200 metres from the back gate of the site.  We walked around the bay several times while we were there and this is one of the interesting buildings we saw along the way.


 
The weather was very warm and it was a pleasure to walk under the old pine trees and feel the refreshing breezes blowing off the sea.

 
We ate most of our meals outside, accompanied by a robin who appeared as soon as we sat down but he soon decided he preferred our cheese to our wholemeal bread!

 
One day we cycled to Vannes, a beautiful old walled city about 10 kilometres away.  The road along the country lanes was a delight and then there were cycle paths for the rest of the trip when we arrived at the edge of town.  We had a good look around and then stopped for a beer on the edge of the market place which was beginning to pack up after a hectic morning's trade.  We were very surprised later when we walked along the quayside, to see our boat, Chardonnay moored there.  Obviously the new owners had decided to do a tour of Brittany after taking her to the Azores last year.

 
This is another view across the Bay with the oyster beds at the low water mark.

 
After a few days it was time to move on to Rochefort-en-Terre where we had arranged to meet up with our caravanning friends from England.  We had a wonderful weekend together walking, talking and eating and drinking outside in the lovely warm evenings.

 
Their adorable Labradoodle, Florrie, spent most of her time curled up on her master's lap or under the table.

 
Some dried fruit pods from an interesting tree on the site which I haven't been able to identify yet.  The green fruit grow together in a sort of pyramid shape and the leaves are velvety on the underside, so if anyone has an idea I would love to know.
Well, that's it for now; see you again soon with something completely different!